Everybody dance now!
9pm | $5.00 day of show
SNAP! is the brainchild of Ms. Coco Madrid, originally ignited by the musical talents and tastes of DJs Palmer "Freaky Outty" Auty and Chip "Colin Jones" Brokaw in 2007. Spawned in the dingy nooks of Branx in Portland, Oregon, the night was born out of the ferocious, crate-digging appetites of Palmer and Chip, alongside the need to establish a party for people to appreciate the early to mid-90s sounds of hip-hop, house, RnB, and bass-heavy club remixes that were in desperate need of dusting off. The music collections of Freaky Outty and Colin Jones were ready to be released upon the masses, an antithesis from the oppressive, thuggish aesthetic dominating Top 40 airwaves at the time. An arsenal of vibrant, jazzy, afro-centric, uplifting, and joyful club bangers had been amassed and was ready to resuscitate a youthful feeling of nostalgia amongst clubbers in Portland and beyond.
Fast-forward 2012: SNAP! is an institution. Having moved out of the confines of Branx and into the limelight of Holocene, one of Portland's most prestigious and popular nightclubs, the night has amassed popularity beyond capacity, powered by the razor-sharp turntablist antics and exclusive edits of Doc Adam (PDX -- Ante Up, Crossfaded Bacon) alongside the unimpeachably deep crates of Colin Jones (PDX -- Big Green Jones Show).
MAIN SQUEEZE Dance Party
9pm | $3.00 day of show
Main Squeeze is a celebration for floor movers of all stripes. From house and techno to deep cuts and disco, expect nothing but the freshest selections off the vine. Whether you have a main squeeze to shake it with on the dance floor, or are on the hunt for a sweet new thing, we've got you covered with sensual selections all night long.
HOLOCENE NYE 2014 / 2015
Searing live dance by: Black Opal
Immersive live visuals by:
Glamour-dripping cocktail hour at 8pm with:
Like a Villain
Like a Villain
8pm | $25.00 day of show
Limited advance tickets for NYE with Les Sins (and so much more!) are now sold out. However, we'll have 200 spots when we open at 8pm, $25. Get here early to make sure you snag a spot, and enjoy the amazing talent that we're hosting early in the night, including an intimate performance in the lounge by Like a Villain and a postmodern burlesque show by the ladies of Black Opal.
A handy FAQ on these general admission spots!:
* What time should you come down to make sure you get in? We have no idea, but the earlier the better.
* These are not physical tickets, just a hand stamp -- so it's not possible to buy for others.
* Unlike with the presale ticket holders, we can't save space in the venue for people who have purchased at the door. So, you can pay and get a stamp, and leave, and come back, and you won't have to pay again -- but if we're at capacity, you'll have to wait until others leave. (Hint: no one leaves between 10 and midnight).
This year's NYE celebration is set to be an impeccable dance party from start to finish. We're excited to feature the Portland debut of LES SINS, the dance music alter ego of Toro Y Moi's Chaz Bundick.
Inspired by cartoon and movie soundtracks, Les Sins' largely instrumental debut album "Michael" on Carpark Records explores classic dance and pop music traditions. Catchy, repetitive vocal hooks gel with beats and synth work influenced by house, techno, French electronic, and '90s hip-hop production. While there are no concrete themes associated with the album, Chaz says he can imagine all of these songs playing in the middle of the brilliantly lighted and busy Ginza district in Tokyo.
9pm | $10.00 day of show
From its humble beginnings in 2002 as a small birthday party for a few friends, Booty Bassment has grown into one of California's best dance parties. Veteran DJs Dimitri Dickinson and Ryan Poulsen have turned this night into a success with monthly installments in San Diego, San Francisco, and Portland.
A screening of the movie, plus stand-up by:
Jimmy Newstetter (as Gorgamon Bananadick)
8pm | FREE!
A best friend murdered, the first day of 7th grade, the universal
quest for revenge, puka shell necklaces...this is Cute Boyz Club: The
Movie! From Paul Schlesinger of Comedy is OK. comes an epic film with the potential to change everything. The film was directed by Costa Gountanis and stars Emerson Lyon, Bri Pruett, Alicia McDaid, Liam Smyth, Paul Schlesinger and Jimmy Newstetter (as Gorgamon Bananadick).